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JAS. BOBELETETER, Proprietor. NEW TJLM MINNESOTA CURRENT TOPICS.* 1 "Th ere was a curious "breach of prom lse 'Case in London lately. The plaintiff tes tified that the wicked defendertt had lured her away from a man by whom she had had several children, and who al lowed her 380 a year. was himself the lather of a child of hers, 7 years old, and. after promising to marry her, had crueiiy departed and allied himself to another, even as she had done in the case of the generous father of her other chil dren. The jury gave her a verdict for 870. Mrs. Anderson, ol Chicago, rented her property to a German who proposed thereon to open a beer garden. She was cited before the Trinity Methodist Church, of which she is a member, for violating temperance principles and 'hen she asked ber pastor, the Rev. Mr. Crafis, why he didn't discipline some of the male members of the congregation who had similarly offended, notably one brother, who owned a block wherein are saloons and rooms occupied lor immoral purposee. "When a woman is named "Enough" there must be a good reason for it. Dr. Drjsdaie, President of the Malthusiam League, says that he ORce met in an English hospital a young woman of that iname. She was the thirteenth daughter of her mother, and was named "Enough" by a justly incensed father, who evident ly thought that matters had gone far enough, and that a line must be drawn. The mother of Enough did not take the hint, but gave birth to nine more child ren, making 22 in all. About the latitude of the Cape Verde Islands on the Atlantic it is a frequent ex perience of voyagers to observe falls of red dust and a dry ki nd of mist. The material of the dust mass was examined microscopically many years ago by Ehrenberg, and his opinion was that small pai tid es carried aloft from all countries heie formed a transparent dust zone from which they sometimes sank down, and in a whirling movement came to the earths surface. The material of observation open to Ehrenberg was some what scanty. A writer in the Progress de Lyon, an important Republican paper in France, states that Marshal MacMahon has signed the recent decree convoking the electors for the Senate bee ause had he re fused an immediate conflict would have ensued. is more discouraged than ever, and the probable success of the Re publicans will no doubt render his situa tion intolerable. The writer thinks the Marshal will shoit'y resign and remarks that the Left Centre party in this eyent fears an explosion of public opinion in iavor of M. Gambetta. The annual losses by fire in the United States aggregate $100,000,000, and the opinion has been expressed that they add materially to the hard times. The gener eral increase of wealth is estimated at $700,000,000 annually, though in dull times like the present it is not probably half the sum. Hence our losses by fire are equal to 15 or 30 per cent of our en tire increascment,which is not far from the tax levied upon European nations for the support of their immense standing armies. Losses by fire in this country are, how ever, steadily diminishing. *4 The American Indians do not exter minate worth a cent. Rhetoric tells us that they are fading away before the on ward progress of the white men, but these progressive white men fail to see fhem fade. According to figures officially collected the excess of births over deaths is considerable in a large number of the tribes, especially in the Sioux Confeder acy, where their numbers have been quadrupled in 40 years and more than doubled in thirty years. It may as well be confessed that very little is really kno wn about the true condition of the Nation's wards. A young man, whose parents lived in the country, procured employment in this city, says the Philadelphia Item, and after a sojourn of several months received a letter announcing the illness of his father. The sickness was not considered of a serious nature, and a speedy recovery was anticipated. A week or ten days af ter the receipt of this letter the young man dreamed that as the hands ot a clock were indicating half-past 1 o'clock his father departed this life. got up in the morning to find a small picture f his lather that had been hanging on the wall lying on the floor, face downward. The strange dream and stranger incident tgarding the picture did not impress him or cause a foreboding of his father's death. went to the breakfast-table. A tele gram lay at his plate. opened it and read that at half-past 1 o'clock his fath or had died. i%, nuH ff an its JST I..7JJ fafg ^M Mmyjtffctf6ltim& NEWS OF THE WEEK CRIMES AND CRIMINALS. A Deficit of $20,000 has been found in the Louisville, Ky., agency, of the Hartford, Connecticut, Mutual Life Insurance company. A Newcastle, "Del., the other day, nine convicts, six blacks and. three whites were publicly whipped, five being, also, pilloried. Patrick 'Coffee, an ex-convict at Still water, Minnesota, publishes a narrative of al leged brutal and inhuman treatment at that institution, A dispatch from Sophia says couriers bring reports that the Turkish Redifs have massacred 330 inhabitants in the Bulgarian village of Chresnitra, in Macedonia. The Mclbourn Argus gives an account from the Island of New Britain of the massacre of three native Wesleyan missionaries, and the roasting and eating of their bodies by moun tain cannibal tiibes. During a celebration in Pisa, Italy, of Queen Margaret's birth day, a bomb was thrown into the crowd, but without senouB results. The person supposed to have thrown the missile was arrested. Etheridge, the St. Paul, Minnesota, absconding swindler it is believed has been "spotted" in San Francisco, and that he will soon be returned to St. Paul, the scene of his villanies, and have justice meted out to him. A man went over the bridge at St Paul, Minnesota, Sunday about midnight. The report of a pistol, a splash in the river, and a cry for help was heard, a prompt in vestigation was made, but the man could not be found. Great excitement continues in Italy, in regard to the attempted assassination of the King. There have been 800, arrests in Na ples. It is stated that the government has proof of the existence of a vast association, the object of which is to kill the King. Joseph Toothman, an employe of the freight office of the Missouri Pacific railroad, Sedalia, Mo., and John Cornley, a car repairer, were arresthd in that city charged with steal ing three bars of bullion valued at $4,000 from cars between that place and Kansas City tLe early part of this month. An ocean telegram has been received at Chicago, by Ceo. W. Pullman, from the American consul at Lisbon, Portugal, stating thatChas. W. Angell, the defaulting secre tary of the Pullman Palace Car company, has been arrested there, and that $80,000 of the money taken by him has been found on his person. It is believed there will be little difficulty in securing his extradition. The Paris Moniteur reports that previ ous to the arrival of King Humbert at Rome Nov. 24 the police seized placards threatening death to all who joined in the ovation to him. The report has been in circulation, and ap pears to be confirmed, that dynamite was found on the rails shortly before the passage of the royal train to Rome. Socialists have been arrested at Padua and San Sepalcro. Eustace Knight, a desperate character was shot and dangerously wounded on the 30th inst., at Bellaire, Ohio, by Marshal Archer. Tne marshal understook to arrest him for shooting a policeman named Creswell, about two weeks ago, when Knight fired at him when only fifteen feet distant, and missed him. Archer returned the fire, and his ball took effect in Knight's back. Knight ran half a mile after he was shot, when he fell to the ground and gave himself up. The doctors think the chances are against his recovery. PERSONAL AND JTVJUITICAXH The English parliament will meet Dec. 5. Louis Meeroslowsky, the Polish gener al, is dead. Congress will assemble in annual ses sion December 2d. The Democratic caucus, s.t Montgomery, Ala., nominated Gov. George S. Houston for United States Senator. A order is to be issued for an investi gation at Chicago, of the conduct of Major Reno, at the time of the Custer massacre. 3 Mayor Doyle, of Providence, R. I., Re publican, has been re-elected by 1,000 ma jority, over four competitors. John Corning, assistant superintendent of the Central Pacific railroad lately died at San Gabriel, Los Angelos county, California. Chairman Atkins, of the House, appro priation committee, says he does not think there will be any necessity for an extra ses sion of Congress. The Vermont House of Representatives haye passed a joint resolution instructing Vermont Congressmen to use all honorable means to prevent the repeal of the resump tion act. Secretary Evarts has instructed our minister to Germany to inquire into the case of a German citizen of Oshkosh, Wis., recent ly arrested, with a view to the interference of our government if the facts of the case justify it The Marquis of Lome, and the Prin cess were received at Halifax, Nov. 25th, with distinguished honors. Ceremonies, introduc tions, speech making, were the order of the day. The magnates of the Dominion were present, and the "Welcome to America" of the semi royalty, was very cordial. A quorum of the House committee on appropriations being in attendance at Wash ington, the work of preparing the annual ap propriation bills has been formally com menced. The general impression seems to be that the department estimates cannot De very materially reduced without detriment to the public service., Gen. Winfield Scott Hancock, co mander of the Division of the Atlantic, with head quarters at New York, but formerly in charge of the Department of Dakota, with head quarters at St. Paul, reached the latter city on Saturday, Nov. 23rd, as the guest of Gen. Terry, the present commander of the De partment. Gen. Hancock was visited by a large number of his former friends and ac quaintances, and all were cordially received. A a Cabinet meeting in Washington Secretary Evarts announced that the Portuguese authorities have placed 'Charles W. Antgell^ defaulting cashier of the Pullman Palace Car company, in custody of the United %t~ States consul at Lisbon, and that although no extradition treaty exists between the United States and Portugal, his early return to this country may be confidently expected as a matter of international courtesy on the part of the Portuguese government. !g8%&fp!j lISCEZlsANEOXrs. Tha October yield of precious metals of the Pacific coast is estimated at $2,250,100 the lightest month for years. A dispatch from Berlin announces that on the Emperor's return the authorities in tend to declare Berlin in a state of seige un der the provisions of the socialist law. The estimates for the support of a navy the next fiscal year are about the same as the sum appropriated during the last session of Congress, for the year ending June next namely, abeut $14,000,000. The New Orleans mortuary report for the week ending Sunday, Nov. 24, shows 104 deaths, including 33 children under five years Among the deaths for the week, were 14 from yellow fever, and 13 from other fevers. The Roumanians are reported to be crossing the Danube into Dobruaja. Eight fhousaud Russian troops, the advance guard of reinforcements for the army in the Bulga ria, will arrive at Galatz in a few days. The Postmaster General has ordered the Spring Garden, Ala., post office discontin ued because of the violence of the inhabitants exhibited towards a special agent of the de partment, who is ferreting out gross frauds on the part of the village postmaster. Tne secretary of war, in bis annual re port, will call the attention of Congress to the desirability of providing for the publication of the archives of the war of the rebellion, of which some forty volumes have been edited and prepared for pri nting at the war depart ment. The steamer Sarmatian has reached Halifax with the new Governor General of Canada, family and suite, on board. The Sarmatian experienced very stormy weather nearly the whole voyage, there being a suc cession of gales, and once encountering a ter. rific hurricane. During the past thirty days seventeen whalers ha\e arrived at San Francisco from the North, bringing 7,700 barrels of oil, 70, 800 pounds of whalebone, and 28,000 pounds vory. The Sibeno is the only vessel now ex pected, and she will not add materially to the above totals. The catch is unusually light. A Washington telegram of November 21st, says: In pursuance with instructions from the secretary of state, the American minister hi London, Mr. Welch, has tendered the British government in the person of Lord Salisbury, the sum of $5,500,000 in gold. The receipt of payment was acknowledged by Lord Salisbury in due form. The comptroller of the currency, in his annual report, shows the total number of banks and priyate bankers in the country to be 6,458, with an aggregate deposit of $1,919,- 954,000. During the past year twenty-eight banks have been organized, with an author, ized capital of $2,775,000, to which $1,598,800 in circulation notes have been issued. A New York telegram of Nov. 25th, says the case of James A. Whalen against Gen. Sheridan, owing to the absence of Gen. Butler, of counsel for plaintiff, is postponed till Monday next. The suit is to recover $416,000 for losses alleged4to have been incur red by plaintifl being deposed from hi3 sugar plantation near New Orleans by Gen. Sheridan in 1867. The London Post's dispatch says the action of |the finance committee of the Austrian delegation in refusing to discuss the supplementary credit to meet expenses accrued in the occupation of Turkish piovinces, raises a momentous question, on one Bide between the crown and parliament and on the other between the latter and the delegations. A dispaich from the Cascades. Colum bia river expedition, sent out by General Howard for the purpose of capturing rene gade Indians, reports a com lete success. Capt. Boyle, with Lieutenants Coruman and Shaftener, surrounded their camp at night in John Day valley, and captured the whole out fit. Eight of the principal chiefs are en route to Vancouver. The remainder were sent under escort, to the Warm Spring reser vation. A Copenhagen dispatch says the state ment that the German legation had with drawn from Denmark is untrue. The late German minister left here before the arrival of his successor, but no diplomatic rupture has occured. At the same time it cannot be denied that the threatening attitude assumed by the Prussian government and Duke Cum berland simultaneously with the declaration of his betrothal to the Princess Thyria, is causing some uneasiness. Secretary Sherman in his coming an nual report will report his recommendation of the last year that a new bond of small de nominations, bearing less than four per cent, interest, be authorized in order to enable per sons of small means to acumulate sufficient sums to buy four per cent, bonds. The secre tary has determined to recommend a ten dol lar bond bearing 3.65-100 per cent, interest. He did not fix upon the rate of interest in his last report. The secretary recommends that authority be granted to issue certificates for small deposits convertible into 4 per cent, bonds now authorized by law, the proceeds to be used solely for redemption of bounds bear ing a higher rate of interest and redeemable at par. i A Portland, Oregon, telegram says 60 soldiers under Capt. Boyle have been sent from Vancouver to Willow Creek, a report having keen received that a number of Indians had left the Umatilla reservation, had gone out there, and refusing to return. The officer has orders to send those back to the reserva tion who will return quietly and arrest those who make any resistance, bringing them down te Vancouver for examination. S. S. Percschin, United States deputy surveyor,now at Umatilla, reports the Indiuns in that region are being murdered by whites. Eveiy Indian found beyond the limits of the reservation is killed. A tew days ago two Indians were found near La Grande swinging trom a tree. These reports cause much excitement. President Potter, of the Maverick ymKitriwmiwKtrfMiiiMiwmnt+iimmit National bank, of Boston, had an interview with Secretary Sherman lately regarding the sale of 4per cent. bonds,for which the Maverick bank is special agent at Boston. Secretary Sherman informed Mr. Potter that he would be able to report to Congress the sale of over $100,000,000 of 4 per cents, during the past year, and he believed that the next year, would amount to $300,000,000. The total amount of of 4 per cent, bonds authorized is $1,000,000,000. The amount subscribed for n thelstofDecembesnext will exceed $175,- 000,000 if the secretary is not disappoinied next year. Therefore he will be able to re port at the opening of the Forty-sixth Con gress sales of nearly $500,000,000 of 4 ner cents. In his forthcoming message the Presi dent will make the reported outrages and violations in the South during the late Con gressional elections a prominent feature of comment. These violations will be con demned as forcibly depriving a large number of citizens in specified localities of the rights conferred both by the national and State au thority, thus preventing results expressive of their will in the administration of public af fairs. Such proceedings will be further de precated, because they indicate that pacifica tion of the South is not yet complete, and be cause they cast reproach upon and endanger the integrity of free institutions. The sub ject will be earnestly presented to the consid eration of Congress for such action as the cir cumstances demand, with a view to prevent ing the recurrence of such wrongs, and to se cure the absolute exercise of the right of suff rage. Publication is made of a statement of Ex-Sesretary Lot M. Morrill, denying reports that he was indicted by the Chicago grand ury for complicity in the custom house frauds. Trustworthy information is at hand that the jury never had under consideration the indictments or even the name, of the ex secretary, and it is believed the rumors which have misled were originated by parties who were indicted and who wished to shield them selves behind his good name, and thus to belittle the charees andbreakethejforce of the indictment. In reply to the attempt of some of the indicted to question the statement made in these dispatches, that the eyidence before the grand jury waa very damaging, it is only necessary to say that the information came from a member of the jury, who says that new testimony was brought out which was unknown at the time of the preliminary examination* HALLUCINATIONS. Two Somewhat Eemarkable Cases of Self-delusion. From the Fortnightly Review. There are a great many persona in the world who, suffering under some form or other of nervous disoider, habitually see figures or fact s, hear threatening or in sulting voices, even feel blows and taste poisons, which have no existence outside their own minds and neither argument ordemonstiation of the imposibility of what they allege they perceive will shake their convictions in the least. ''You as sure me," they wi 1 say, "that I am mis- taken, that there are no such persons as I see, no such voices as I hear but I protest to you that I see and hear .them as distinctly as I see and hear you at this moment, and that they are just as real to me.' What are we to reply? I have re plied sometimes, "that as you are alone on one side in our opinion, and all the world is on the other side, I must needs think either thyt you are an extraordi nary genius, far in advance of the rest ol the world, or that you are a madman a long way behind it and as I don't think you to be a genius, I am bound to con clude tnat your senses are disordered." But the argument does not produce the least effect. Let me give an example or two of the character of those hallucinations, and of their persistence in minds that might be thought sane enough to correct them. The first shad be that of an old gentleman who was much distressed be cause of an extremely offensive smell which he imagined to proceed from all parts of his body. There was not the least ground, in fact, for this imagination. was scrupulously clean in person, ex tremely courteous in manner, thoroughly rational in his conversation on every oth er subjeet, a shrewd and clever man ot business no one talking with him would lor a moment have suspected him of en tertaining such extraordinary fancies. Nevertheless, his life was made miserable by them, he would not go into society, but took solitary rambles in the country, where he might meet as few persons as possible in his own house he slept for the first part of the night on thp ground floor, mounting up higher at a later period of the night, and this he did to prevent the bad odors from becoming too con ccntrated in one room. believed that the people in the next house were irrita ted and offended by the emanations, tor he often heard them moving about and coughing and when he passed a cab stand in the street he noticed that even the horses became restless and fidgeted. He used to hang his clothes out of the window at night that they might get pure, nnti his housekeeper put a stop to the practice by telling him that the ex hibition of them would excite the notice and comment of his neighbors. All the while he was conducting his business with proprietv and success his own partners had no suspicion of his condition. Knowing this, I asked him how it was that no one of the many per sons who he met daily in business had ever complained of any bad smell, and the answer he made was that they were all too polite to do so, but he could see they were affected nevertheless, as they sometimes put their handkerchief to their noseno doubt for a quite innocent pur pose. Another gentleman was the victim of a very common hallucihption he was much afflicted by voices, which were con tmuaUy speaking to him at all times and all placesin the quietude ol his room and in the crowded street*, by night and by day. had come to the conclusion that they mast be A voice of evil spirits in the air which tormented him. They knew his thoughts and replied to them before he had himshelf conceived them the remarks which they make were always annoying, often threatening and abusive, and sometimes most offensive and dis tressing and they disturbed" him so much at night that he got very little sleep. He had been driven to the expe dient of buying a musical box, which he placed under his pillow when!he went to bed. The noise of the music drowned the noise of the tormenting voices/-and enabled him to go to sleep but as he said, the measures was not entirely satis factory, because when the box had'played out its tunes it Btoppeu, and he was obliged to wind it up again. It was im possible to persuade this gentleman, sen sible as he seemed in other respects, that the voices had no real existence, and that they were due to the disordered state of his nervous system. Hunting Sharks. A Pris on Incident. A very remarkable scene was presented in Auburn prison at an early hour on Tuesday evening, when Marie Koze Mapleson, the well known prima donna, visited the institu tion and sang in the presence of nearly all of its inmates, embracing upwards of twelve hundred convicts. An incident of this char acter has occurred but once before, and that was on the occasion of the visit of Jenny Lind. A letter from one of the gentlemen present depicis dsat A}U London Dail} News.] Not a year, indeed hardly a month, passes but a shark spoils a British ship of one or more of her hands. While the vessel is in the harbor, or riding in the offing, a man tumbles overboard, or is capsized from a boat, or attempts to swim ashore, and is torn in pieces by sharks within sight of help and sound of human voice. The Alice Davies, of Liverpool, has just returned to the Mersey, and in her "log" is duly recorded a terrible catastrople of the kind. She was anchored off a small river, known as the Probohngo, on the coast of Java, and one of her erew, a Welshman, of the name of Owen, went with four others to bathe. They were all good swimmers, and Owen, who was the most skillful, had ventured some lit'le distance from the vessel, when he was suddenly heard to utter a piercing shriek. A large shark, rising suddenly from the bot tom, had bitten him immediately below the fifth rib, and literally torn him to pieces. A rope was thrown to him, but his injuries were so terrible that he immediately sank. His companions escaped uninjured, but of Owen's body no trace was recovered. The shark which attacked him was, we are told, judged to be fifteen feet in length. Such dimensions, although large, yet gare not un usual in the Japanese seas. The shark is not so much the tiger as the vulture of the sea. Like the vulture, he hesitates to attack anything with life in it but, if hungry, becomes for the time pos sessed with a couiage not his own. We shall never exterminate him, and his pres ence in tropical waters must always re main a constant source of danger. Mean while he has at least the meat, that when ever he may be found he affords a certain rough species of sport. There is no better sport than fishing for a shark with a hook the size of a pitchfork, and a huge piece of pork by way of bait. Harpooning the crea ture is also an exciting amusement, although seldom practiced. Of late years, too, the shark has been hunted in novel and scientific ways. There is no better form of rifle prac tice than to shoot at him from over the stern, with explosive bullets. If you miss him, he still follows on if he is hit, a great hole is rent in him. He rolli slowly over on his back, displaying his cruel, gaping jaws and vast expanse of white undersurface, and his brother sharks, coming up from around, quarrel and dispute frantically over the carcass. But, however, of all modes of shark chase, because most scientific, and consequently most amusing, is that recently adopted in her majesty's navy of combining torpedo drjll with shark fishery. A minia ture torpedo is inclosed in a bait of junk or pork, and lowered with proper care. The battery is duly charged, and at the moment the huge fish seizes, and, as a pike-fisher would say, "pouches" that tempting morsel, the circuit is completed. The effect is in stantaneous. The head and jaws of the monster are blown into fragments, and a bubbing circle in the water makes the spot where, a few seconds is before, his dorsal fin showed above the waves. the scene as extremely touch- ing. On the arrival of Marie Koze she de sired to know if all of tho prisoners were present, and being answered in the negative by Keeper Wells she requested that even those who might be in solitary confinement should, as a special privilege, be permitted to come into the chapel and join the other convicts in listening to the music which she proposed to sing The request waa accorded, and the poor fellows, some of them for the first time in many years, were permitted not only to look once more on the face of a beautiful woman, but hear again from an ac complished artist the sweet notes that re minded them of the innocent days of youth. The chief selections of Mme. Roze were "Sweet Spirit Hear my Prayer" and the "Sweet By and By," and the writer of the letter states that even the most hardened criminals were stirred to tears. After thi the fair cantatrice made a tour of the institu tion, the prisoners meanwhile being retained in the chapel, and on her return she sang the old familiar air "Comin' Thro' the Rye." Meanwhile some of the most intelligent among the convicts had been permitted to prepare a testimonial of thanks, which was duly signed and presented to the lady. It closed with the following quotation: God sent his singers upon earth With songs of sadness and of mirth, That they might touch the hearts of men And bring them back to heaven again. There can be little doubt that every on* ot these twelve'hundred prisoners worked with cheerier hearts all that day, and that the poor fellows in solitary confinement especially will for a long time recall and joy this fresh ray of sunlight. 3Ve have eaten of the, flesh of every de scription of domestic fowl, from the Ban-. tam to the Brahmaold and young good and inferior. And we know that it is altogether more in the feeding of poul try, to #ender their meat toothsome when slaughteftd, than it is in the sort or am the fowl thus eaten. fit- mi 9 -1 $*! &&&'.* WS,Sw?